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Enlarged Sweat Gland
Can you get an enlarged sweat gland in the armpit? Feels like a lump under the surface of the skin. How long should it stay there?
Yes but...: This could be plugged hair follicle, but this usually presents as a painful bump on the surface of the skin, although it can sometimes feel like it is under the skin. This could also be an enlarged lymph node. Your doctor should be able to examine you and explain if this is anything to be concerned about. ...Read more
Hello, my grandfather has a clogged sweat gland that appears to have hardened and refuses to be popped. What can we do from home to remove fix this?
Warm soaks.: Sometimes moist heat can open it up and it will be OK. Take care of your grandpa. ...Read more
Yes and common...: Hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles do appear wherever hairs exist although the degree and number may widely vary among all people, which seems linked with genetic factors so nothing needs to be done or should be done except occasional superinfection like pimples on face. More? Seek pro-evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more
I have small benign sweat gland tumors. Is there any way to get rid of them or something that I can use on them?
I have been to the podiatrist, and he has advised me that II have a clogged sweat gland. He did remove a growth. Within two weeks it was back, and h?
Your Choice.: Without knowing all the detail as to the the nature of the growth removed and the method of it's excision, it is difficult to comment on it's return. If it is painful the you need to do something. Either go back to your podiatrist and follow his recommendation or ask your family doctor for a referral to another surgeon. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: All people have never been born equal or same, but all people have an equal opportunity to use whatever come with life by interacting their inside and outside environments. Besides, knowing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity will help people live a realistic life better. So, your concerned sweat gland bumps will stay with you forever ...Read more
A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Dear doctor. I have acinar cells of sweat gland origin on my scalp. My personal doctor said it is normal and did not prescribe any medicine. Is it ok?
Benign neglect: It is a norma condition. If it really bothers you, try some topical benzyl peroxide. ...Read more
Yes when small: The white-heads acne are typical examples of an infected sweat gland/hair follicle, which is often painless when tiny/small. When coalescedd involving few together or enlarged is called a furuncle (picture here), and even larger (two or more furuncles) is a carbuncle which are commonly known as boils which can be quite painful and needs treatment. If you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between a suspicious mass in the armpit and a swollen/clogged sweat gland?
Exam: Good question! Often it is difficult for a patient to know the difference between a suspicious mass in the axilla (armpit) and an obstructed or infected sweat gland or hair follicle. If it is red or has a discharge suspect infection and use warm compresses and antibiotics. If it is hard and non-tender it could be serious. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
How can you tell if its a swollen sweat gland or lymp node under arm? Its tender and swollen. How do you tell what it is?
I have a ruptured blocked sweat gland on my right underarm that is draining blood and mucusy stuff and it has a hole. What should I do?
You didn't describe: The size. This sounds like you could have an infected cyst. I would suggest medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Had a infected sweat gland drained 2 weeks ago now I have a cord sticking out from underarm where the sweat gland was. Very painful to lift arm?
Keep follow up: Hi Logan, Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly. Sounds like you had an abscess drained and possibly your doctors packed the wound to allow it to continue to drain? Some pain is normal after this procedure but is your pain getting worse? Are you doing the dressing changes? Is it still draining pus? If you haven't followed up with your doctor since the drain, I think you should as soon as possible. ...Read more